Gadget Review: Nakamichi Portable Bluetooth Speakers NBS8

It's weird to hear myself speak on camera, but I've done a video review of the new Nakamichi Bluetooth Speakers NBS8 that was sent to me because I wanted to show you how it looks, how it sounds and how easy it is to use.

I do think that the motion sensor is a bit daft because I would normally control the music from my phone wirelessly, but it is a fun feature to have, especially when you are in a car for example, or have hands full of chips and salsa at a party.

HOWEVER, I am very impressed by the portability/size of it while the speakers still delivers on the sound - especially the bass. The internal battery (chargeable by USB) also means you don't have to worry about a plug when you bring it out.

For SGD$169 I can't think of any better Christmas gift for your friends or family for the home, or to get one for yourself to bring to parties or presentations!


* Dimensions: Approximately 180mm (L) X 45 mm (W) X 55 mm (H);
* Smart Motion Sensor Control Function and Sensitive Touch Keys;
* Bluetooth function supporting A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP;
* Built-in microphone for hands-free function;
* Built-in rechargeable Li-ion Polymer battery;
* MicroSD slot for audio playback via MicroSD/TF cards;
* Micro USB changing port;
* Aux-in Mode with 3.5mm Aux-in jack for connecting to MP3, CD or Laptops;
* Wireless Working Distance: Approximately 10 meters;
* Playback Time: Approximately 5 hours;
* Accessories included: 3.5mm Audio Cable, Micro USB Charging Cable and Pouch;
* Weight: Approximately 400 grams;
* Colors available: Black, Silver and Red

The new range features 5 exciting new portable Bluetooth speakers:

1) NBS7 - a Bluetooth speaker with a fun, quirky design; $119
2) NBS8 - an intelligent Bluetooth speaker with motion sensor control
functions and sensitive touch keys; $169
3) NBS9 - an NFC Bluetooth speaker; $129
4) NBS10 - the dual baseball-like Bluetooth speakers with impressive
sound quality $179
5) my SoundBox BT NBS711 - an all-round portable speaker $119

Where to buy:

The Nakamichi NBS10 and "my SoundBox BT" Bluetooth speaker are now available at Tangs, Technobay Level 3, HMV, iSound@T2, eHub@T3, Challenger and other premium Nakamichi authorized resellers, while the Nakamichi NBS7, NBS8 and NBS9 will be available in the same outlets from November 30, 2013 onwards.

Thanks to Nakamichi for sending across the unit for me to thoroughly enjoy!

  1. how can we know the battery status if we do not charge the speaker at all the time? especially we dun know how much power still have if we plan to bring out

    1. when you are charging there's a small orange light beside the power point.. and it will be blue when fully charged. So you can estimate the usage to be around 5 hours playing time from full charge. There's no % indicator but most devices do not have.